Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Another Sneak...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope you all don't mind but its going to be another sneak peak today for the One Day Special on Hochanda on Thursday.  Judging from the comments yesterday loads of you were interested in how the flowers were made and coloured so I thought I would show a card today, again another prepped for demonstration, using another new (to me anyway I'm sure Sue will have already of thought of it) flower.  Well I say flower its more of a background using the waste from making some flowers.

This card is also made with one of the new colours I have in the card pack which is very fast becoming my new favourite the Blue Dusk foundation card ( of course I have made sure we have a card pack on the shows with some beautiful new and sought after colours)  The other shade on this one is, of course, coconut white which I have added to the pack as personally I must have coconut white in stock.  While we are on card I have managed to make another special finishes pack which I know everyone wanted when I last put one together and sold out very quickly, the beautiful ribbed card is in this pack again however this is limited stock!

With regards to some of the comments on the channel and where you can view it you can see it on Freeview, Sky and freesat however it will be available anywhere in the world using the website at www.hochanda.com which will be up and running for the launch at 12 lunchtime on Thursday.



  1. Hi John, the card looks great love the colours an yes can't wait for the new craft channel. Take Care Melody xxx

  2. Morning John, very different but I like it, very striking, and cobalt blue and white is a great combination.

    Enjoy Tuesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Hi John,
    what a very beautiful card today.
    Love the colour, and wonderful design you have created as usual.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  4. Hi John.
    Another lovely card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  5. Morning John, a fabulous card I used my poinsettia dies waste like this for Christmas but just three going diagonal across the card with red underneath they were fantastic and quick to make thanks for reminding me.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Hi John, such an unusual card, really great use of waste. Must do it more often. Love the new shade of Blue. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Good morning John, very clever and your right Sue has done this before : )
    You just think outside the box!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  8. Great idea for using the waste, love the card and the colour, Linda.

  9. Like the card, John. Colour is great.

  10. Very clever! I look forward to seeing how it's done.


  11. Great card & brilliant way of using up the waste card.


  12. Morning John,
    A great use of the waste, love the clean lines of your card.

  13. Hi John
    A very nice card ,i really like the color and design, thanks for the hochanda information .
    Elaine H X

  14. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the idea of using the waste to make a card. I am looking forward to seeing the demo. Have a great day today I hope it stays dry where you are. Hugs Jackie

  15. Eh up John
    Cracking use of the waste and a gorgeous new shade of blue.
    Terrific card as the result.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  16. Inspired, using the waste, I cut out a load of those yesterday, but all from scraps! Love the blue, too.

  17. Lovely card John, I do like it when waste is used!!!
    Beautiful colours and design , thanks for info on Hochanda ,

  18. fab card love the way you have used the waste,Laura O

  19. Hi John,
    A really elegant and beautiful card, the dandelion flowers are on my wishlist. Love the colours and thanks for the information about the shows on Thursday, really looking forward to it.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Hi John,
    A really elegant card today I am looking forward to your demos to see how you did the.
    Have a great day

  21. Hi John, great card again and thank you for the info on the new channel .
    Take care Jane B.

  22. Hi John,
    Lovely way to use up waste, love the new blue colour.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  23. Morning John
    WOW this card is stunning I love the blue too
    Wished it was on Virgin
    Carol x

  24. I've set the TV to record the launch party and as I'm out (damn) your show too Not checked the web site yet but according to my listings you're on at 8pm..... Today's card is beautiful and I'll be having a go at this style because I have the dandelion set

  25. Hi John. Today's card is lovely and a great way to use the waste. The Blue Dusk card is gorgeous, as are all of the new shades.
    Roll on Thursday, only 2 sleeps now : ) Take care x

  26. Good morning John great use of the dandelion die planning ahead to use the waste love from Jackie xx

  27. This is the sort of thing I would do John waste nothing, looks stunning. xxx

  28. Lovely card, John. Good way to use a sheet of card, with nothing to throw away.
    Janice W

  29. I so love this card John. It made me think of Wendy and her not wasting anything and low and behold shes just commented about it.
    Looking forward to Thursday, hope the postage will be reasonably priced for us here in Spain.
    Love Val x

  30. Hi John. Love, love, love this card, its right up my street both in content and colour. Getting really excited for Thursday now! SueL x

  31. Hiya John,

    What a simply breathtaking card, and who would have believed that it was made from wastage! The cobalt blue is striking and would look lovely with Sues snowflake set and this technique. I am so super excited now that I am fit to burst, Thursday can't come quick enough for me-you're really teasing us with your tasters John!
    I hope that Brian is coping with the stress, and that you will be ready for your appearances. Can't wait!
    Crafty hugs, Laine1972xxxx

  32. Hi John
    What a stunning card today. A fantastic way to use the waste. I love all the new foundation colours. According to Karen the channel can be recorded Yippee. I'm off to retune and then have a look at the listings.

  33. Morning John, great way to use up waste card. Lovely colour and a really pretty card to boot.

  34. Thank you for all your inspiration - I am a great fan.
    Sue Mac

  35. I love the way you use your waste.....beautiful card!

  36. Fabulously gorgeous John, Kate

  37. Beautiful card John. Thank you for letting us know where we can watch your show on line. I'm so excited for you! I love your new color. Hhmmmm. Shipping to the states? Have to think about this one. It's tempting.

  38. Lovely card John - you're really whetting our appetites ready for Thursday. Pat x

  39. Ahhhhhhh clever very very clever. Just love what youve done!

  40. Hello John.. This is such a pretty card and I just love the colours, so delicate. The design is just fabulous. Thank you for all this wonderful inspiration.
    Happy crafting.
    Sandra x

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  42. Fabulous design idea! Would look great with different colours behind on the same card. Not sure how I'd make it mind you :D Debra x

  43. Hi John, A lovely sneaky peek, a beautiful card made from the waste, how clever !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  44. Hi John

    A lovely card and some lovely looking cardstock... dusk blue, here I come!


    T x

  45. wow fab card, never ever thought of using the waste card from cutting flowers out.
    Well done coming up with that fab idea.

  46. Hi John,
    love the card and a great way to use up the scraps.
    Sure we all got a bit box or two.
    Congrats to Nancy and Lorraine for winning yesterday!
    Take care and looking forward to the new channel
    hugs Maria x

  47. Hi John,
    I've never commented on your blog before!
    You make some beautiful cards and today's is lovely.
    I just wanted to wish you well for tomorrow. I do hope the new channel goes well. So many of us are really looking forward to seeing more of our favourite designers on a regular basis.
    All the best,
    Myra x